672: Suggestions

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Title text: An hour later: SUGGESTION: LICK HER NIPPLE MORE.

[edit] Explanation

Social networking site Facebook routinely suggests reconnecting with Facebook friends whom you haven't interacted with on the website for a while. This is taken to its logical extreme in this comic when that Facebook feature repeatedly, in an increasingly voyeuristic fashion, tries to get Cueball to hook up with his occasional friend-with-benefits Susie, despite the fact that Cueball knows she's falling for him and doesn't want to lead her on.

According to the title text, Cueball and Susie (who is drawn as a sexy version of Megan) do end up hooking up, even against Cueball's better judgement, as so often happens between people who're physically attracted to one another. And he apparently left the webcam on as well, because the Facebook feature is now giving suggestions on what Cueball should do to her, mid-coitus. Obviously, this is not something that Facebook, a social networking site, can do. [citation needed]

[edit] Transcript

[Cueball is sitting at his computer. Facebook sidebar messages appear on the top of each panel, with a user photo of Susie (looking like Megan leaning forward so her hair hangs down the sides of her face) and a few lines of text.]
Facebook: Susie
Reconnect with her
[Phone icon] Send her a text
Cueball: Come on, Facebook. I know I shouldn't.
Facebook: Susie
She'd come over
[Bed icon] You don't have to fall asleep alone.
Cueball: It's been so hard to stop. But she's falling for me, and I can't keep getting her hopes up like this.
Facebook: Susie
Life is complicated
[Icon of stick figures embracing] She's so warm against you. You both want it.
Cueball: (pulling out phone) Maybe if I just make it clear it's not going to be a thing...
Cueball: Yeah, we'll just have a talk.
Facebook: Susie
Oh yeah. Mmm...
[Webcam icon] Leave your webcam on so I can watch.
Cueball: Okay, this feature is getting creepier and creepier.

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What is the icon in the third panel supposed to be? --NeatNit (talk) 13:40, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Two people being warm against each other. --BD (talk) 01:14, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
So we have a multi millionaire with no life, no respect for anyone's privacy and no moral scruples that has been running this make-believe world since he was a pimply kid and offering the full Monty to any would be Faust.
HTF did we let that happen? :~D
Oh yes, sexual persuasion. Why do I get the impression this is all going to end badly for everyone involved?

I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 00:09, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

How is Susie "drawn as a sexy version of Megan"? That seems to be a bit of a reach to me. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

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